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Cognition and Learning

From SEND Code of Practice:

6.30 Support for learning difficulties may be required when children and young people learn at a slower pace than their peers, even with appropriate differentiation. Learning difficulties cover a wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), where children are likely to need support in all areas of the curriculum and associated difficulties with mobility and communication, through to profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), where children are likely to have severe and complex learning difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment.

6.31 Specific learning difficulties (SpLD), affect one or more specific aspects of learning. This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexiadyscalculia and dyspraxia.

What is Dyslexia?

See Dyslexia Differently

This animation, from the British Dyslexia Association, seeks to pre-empt misconceptions among young audiences by shedding light on the real challenges dyslexic children face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

What is Dyscalculia?

What Is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding numbers which can lead to a diverse range of difficulties with mathematics.
This short animation provides a brief overview of dyscalculia and how it relates to pupil's learning.

What is Dyspraxia?

The Dyspraxia Foundation defines dyspraxia as:
'Dyspraxia, a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination, in children and adults. While DCD is often regarded as an umbrella term to cover motor coordination difficulties, dyspraxia refers to those people who have additional problems planning, organising and carrying out movements in the right order in everyday situations. Dyspraxia can also affect articulation and speech, perception and thought.'
(Dyspraxia Foundation 2013)


Abi,18, from Cornwall, has dyspraxia. She helped make this animation to promote awareness of the condition.